Uzbekistan: Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program - Tranche 1

Sovereign Project | 44318-023 Status:

Summary

ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve living standards and livelihoods in rural areas. The investment program will finance more than 40,000 new houses nationwide, channeling household savings into investment in rural construction to create jobs. It will also strengthen local government capacity and the business environment to promote the growth of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises.

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Project Name Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Project Number 44318-023
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2775-UZB: Housing for Integrated Rural Development Investment Program - Tranche 1
Ordinary capital resources US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Finance - Housing finance

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome In 2011 and 2012, a defined beneficiary selection process was adopted, the government put more resources into an expanded public awareness campaign for the program and more people were recruited to improve monitoring of the program. Further, demand for houses increased in 2011 and 2012, to an average of 3 applicants per house for 8510 houses constructed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) During the implementation of tranches 1 and 2 (2012-2014), 115,010 mortgage loan applications were evaluated. Procurement documents conforming to ADB standards were developed and used by 8,757 bidders, and 2,533 NCBs were conducted and the same number of contracts were awarded for the construction of 29,510 houses. Mortgage loans were issued by QQB and NBU to 27,890 homebuyers. 22,834 people nationwide received training on safeguards, beneficiary selection processes, and procurement. Under component 2, 2,206 local government officials received training in integrated rural development planning and investment promotion strategies in 2013 and 2014. Under component 3, the government implemented more than twenty-four additional reform actions and, using its own funds and funds attracted from international financial institutions including ADB, provided credit lines to banks to increase lending to micro and small enterprises, with an emphasis on loans to rural and women-owned businesses. To reduce small business barriers, a pilot program for online business registration was launched in 2014
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects Environmental impacts are anticipated to be insignificant. QQB (the sole participating commercial bank) adopted an environmental and social management system (ESMS) with screening criteria and monitoring procedures to ensure that the subprojects have minimal or no adverse environmental or social risks.
Involuntary Resettlement Only land sites with no involuntary resettlement impacts will be considered. The ESMS has monitored this to be sure of this outcome.
Indigenous Peoples Only land sites with no indigenous peoples' impacts will be selected. The ESMS has monitored this to be sure of this outcome.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation with various stakeholders were undertaken during project design including community groups.
During Project Implementation Tranche 1 closed on 30 June 2015, but was extended twice (original closing date 30 June 2013) to allow financing and completion of key risk monitoring reports, namely the technical and financial performance review. The government is generally in compliance with the undertakings in the Framework Financing Agreement (FFA), though three minor changes in the FFA were required to align the FFA with government decisions and to allow the government more time to fulfill the undertakings due to slow implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The procurement review for effective project implementation (PREI) of the Project was completed and an action plan to streamline and improve procurement procedures has been shared with the government, which is under implementation. The PIU Audit for 2012 and 2013 has been completed and that for 2014 is being contracted. A firm has been shorlisted to carry out the Technical and the Financial Performance Review (2009-2011) and after finalization of the contract work is expected to commence from November 2014.
Procurement Procurement for 851 bid packages for construction works of houses have been completed and construction in 272 sites across the country is now complete.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asadullah Sumbal
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Economy
Raushan Gulyamov
ROULAMOV@MINECONOMY.UZ
Uzbekistan Avenue, 45A Tashkent, 100060, Republic of Uzbekistan
Ministry of Finance
5 Mustaqiliik Square
Tashkent 100008
Republic of Uzbekistan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2015

Loan 2775-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Sep 2011 16 Feb 2012 20 Apr 2012 31 Dec 2013 30 Jun 2015 10 Dec 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 200.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 200.00 09 Sep 2011 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Sep 2011 20.55 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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